What’s Cooking: July 10 – 16

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There’s lots to catch up on in this week’s What’s Cooking. With some members celebrating their anniversaries, others hosting live music, and some opening their new patios, our restaurants and culinary producers around the province have been keeping busy. Continue reading to get the details on all of this, plus some exciting upcoming events, a seasonal grocery list and a summer recipe to enjoy!


Lake City Cider Turns 2

Photo of Lake City Cider's 2nd birthday bundle, featuring two bottles of cider (one wearing a hat), three cans of cider (one wearing a hat), two pairs of sunglasses and a round cookie that has the number 2 written on it.

This week, Lake City Cider celebrated their second anniversary. To celebrate, they’re offering a free birthday cookie with all cider purchases (while supplies last). Stop by their retail window this week and pick up some cider to join in the celebrations!

Lot Six 5th Anniversary 

Speaking of anniversaries, Lot Six Bar & Restaurant also celebrated their anniversary this week – they turned 5! Oysters and cocktails are the perfect way to celebrate such a milestone, so grab some friends and plan a night out at Lot Six. 

WINEGRUNT’s Live Music 

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This Friday, July 17, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., Fredric Mujica will be playing guitar and vocals Latin music at WINEGRUNT for you to enjoy while sipping on some of your favourite local wines. Call ahead to reserve your table. 

Halls Harbour Lobster Pound & Restaurant’s New Patio 

Hall's Harbour Lobster Pound

Hall’s Harbour Lobster Pound & Restaurant has opened their new patio just in time for patio season! It provides a great shady spot to enjoy a delicious lobster supper. Stay tuned for news on their second-level patio which will be opening soon.

Miller’s Seafood & Chophouse Full Menu is Back

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Miller’s Seafood & Chophouse is back to offering their full menu for you to enjoy, including your favourites like Chicken Parm and Cape Breton Crab Cakes. Check out their website to see what other delicious offerings they have. 


Petite Riviere Vineyard’s Weekend in Provence

A photo of three bottles of Petite Riviere Rose wines, surrounded by decorations

For a truly indulgent experience, visit Petite Riviere Vineyards this weekend and join them for their Weekend in Provence! They’ll be hosting a Lavender Harvest Party, featuring their Rosé wine trio and chocolate from Petite Patrie Chocolate, and on Sunday night, they’ll finish the harvest celebration with french manouche music. Visit their website for more information.

Re-open City

Re-Open City Halifax 2020

Since 2012, Open City created by I Love Local HFX  has been the kick-off to the summer season for Halifax’s local shops and restaurants. Whether it’s back door takeout being served by some of the city’s top chefs, live entertainment, or rare deals at local shops, you never know what Open City has to offer.

In 2020, the organizing of Open City has been handed to Develop Nova Scotia, with a few adjustments. As Nova Scotia reawakens, the name of the event is now Re-Open City, and it’s taking place over four consecutive weekends, starting June 27 and ending July 19, with the goal to create a warm, welcoming, and exciting atmosphere across Halifax.

Lobster-Licious Cape Breton

Lobster-Licious is a new local food event running from July 4 – 26, featuring non-traditional and delicious lobster dishes from various food establishments across Cape Breton Island. For every lobster dish purchased at participating restaurants, have the vendor stamp your passport. Three stamps will give you one entry to win a Gourmet Getaway and you’ll receive additional entries for every stamp received after the first three.

Enjoy your lobster-filled tour around the island and make sure you stop by Taste of Nova Scotia members: Glenora Distillery, Governor’s Pub & Eatery, Kiju’s Restaurant, La Goélette à Pépé Café, and Inverary Resort!

Seasonal Grocery List

Have you ever wondered what local goods are in season? We’re making your next grocery shopping experience easy by providing you with a quick list of a few seasonal ingredients and goodies which come from incredible local producers across the province.

A photo of a blue and white Taste of Nova Scotia grocery pad, listing strawberries, beets, broccoli, herbs, potatoes, lobster, VIVEAU sparkling beverage and coffee from Just Us!

Local Guide:

Featured Recipe: Lobster Roll Potato Salad

What two things go together better than fresh Nova Scotia lobster and potato salad? This is our take on the combination of the classic lobster roll and potato salad. By matching the zest of the lemon and tang of the mustard, our salty Nova Scotia lobster is highlighted beautifully in this simple, yet succulent dish.

How to Keep Supporting Local

Summer is the season of supporting local in Nova Scotia. Whether it’s going for drinks on a patio, buying fresh local produce, planning a staycation, dining in, or ordering takeout – our Get Your Hands on Local page has you covered! Check it out to see how you can continue to support local.

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